BEVERLY HILLS —Young Musicians Foundation is proud to award the second Emerald Star Award of 2010 to Tracey E. Bregman, who portrays Lauren Fenmore Baldwin on the hit CBS television soap opera, “The Young and the Restless.”  The award, part of a special commemoration of Young Musicians Foundation’s 55th anniversary, honors Ms. Bregman’s dedication to philanthropy, Young Musicians Foundation and the youth programs they help develop across the country.  Ms. Bregman will receive the award at YMF’s 2010 Spring Luncheon on Saturday, May 22, at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Also being honored at the 2010 Luncheon is longtime YMF supporter and celebrity board member, Ann Rutherford.  One of the legendary cast members of the famed 1939 film “Gone With the Wind,” Ms. Rutherford has appeared in over 80 films and is one of only two remaining stars from “GWTW,” including Olivia de Havilland. Ms. Rutherford is a well regarded philanthropist in the Los Angeles area. A representative for YMF tells Canyon News, “We are grateful for the support of these two wonderful leading ladies.”

Founded in 1955, Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) is devoted to preserving the classical music heritage by providing performance opportunities; financial assistance and community outreach programming that contributes to the personal, academic and artistic development of youth from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. YMF is committed to the belief that music unifies a community and is a universal language vital to keeping classical music alive and to the development of audiences that include young listeners.

Through its two branches ”“ Artist Development & Assistance and Education & Community Outreach, Young Musicians Foundation is able to provide support and recognition to young artists of all ages and abilities in Los Angeles, Southern California, America and around the world.

Luncheon tickets are $150. For tickets and further information, please contact Young Musician’s Foundation at 310-859-7668.